Reid and Cresswell named in Garth Crooks’ team of the week for Round 8

West Ham had two representatives in Garth Crooks’ team of the week for Round 8, with both Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell making it to the BBC analyst’s XI.

While Crooks blasts Martin Atkinson for his controversial decision to send Cresswell off, he also complains about the “lack of atmosphere” at the Olympic Stadium, comparing it to “watching football in the middle of the Nevada Desert” [Read more…]

Video Aaron Cresswell red card v Crystal Palace (two yellows) & Howard Webb’s reaction

Aaron Cresswell had an eventful evening in West Ham’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, providing the assist for Lanzini’s goal but then bizarrely getting sent off by collecting two yellows in the space of a minute.

Was Cresswell’s red card a red?

Some weird officiating from Martin Atkinson (many reckoned the first should have been a West Ham penalty and the second should never have been a card in the first place) and here’s a video opinion on the two controversial incidents from Howard Webb [Read more…]

Video Palace v West Ham- Cresswell assist, Benteke penalty miss and shocking Atkinson!

It was a decent performance from West Ham as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park. Not outstanding, but it got the job done.

Plenty of talking points from the game- Aaron Cresswell returning from injury, making his first start of the season and the beautiful interplay between Payet and him for Lanzini’s goal. Then Benteke’s penalty miss and Martin Atkinson’s howler- giving Cresswell two yellows in the space of a minute (neither of which were really deserved!) and ensuring he misses the next game.

Check the video highlights from this one below [Read more…]

Video Martin Samuelsen goal v San Marino WC Qualifying

Norway beat San Marino 4-1 during the international break in this WC qualifier and Martin Samuelsen scored a goal for the home side on 82 minutes. It was Norway’s third goal of the game and their 4-1 win broke a four game losing streak [Read more…]

Palace v Hammers- Can Slaven turn things around?

West Ham will be looking for their first win in nearly two months when they travel to Selhurst Park this weekend to take on Crystal Palace. Under-fire Hammers boss Slaven Bilic will be hoping that the two week international break brings around a change in his team’s fortunes and the club lift themselves out of the drop zone after what, very frankly speaking, has been a dreadful start to the season [Read more…]

International Player Watch- Payet goal v Bulgaria (WCQ)

Dimitri Payet netted for France in their 4-1 win over Bulgaria last night- here’s a video of the goal below. More of a cross that landed in the back of the net, but it’s a goal to his name all the same! Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro were the other scorers for Les Bleus in this World Cup 2018 qualifier. [Read more…]

First PL goal in 182 days for Dimi- Video Payet goal vs Middlesbrough 2016

Dimitri Payet broke his league drought against Middlesbrough over the weekend and what a goal it was from the French star! We keep using superlatives for him, but as with previous strikes, this goal is well worth two minutes (more if you like replays!) of your time! [Read more…]

Video- Superb Dimitri Payet free kick seals Hammers progress into next round of League Cup

Dimitri Payet was again West Ham’s saviour as his cracking free kick deep into second half stoppage time as the club edged the League Two outfit 1-0 to set up a tasty fourth round clash at home against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.

The win ended the Hammers’ four game winless run, and fans will be hoping that Dimi can produce similar magic this weekend against Southampton [Read more…]